“Love the fetus, hate the child.”
America makes it near impossible for a woman to stay autonomous—hard to get family planning resources/make the choice of getting an abortion, and harder to get child care support after the baby is born. Leaving women destitute and dependants everywhere.
Look at Canada! Not only do we give almost a full year off, it can be either maternity or paternity. That’s right, daddy can stay home with the baby while the mother goes back to work. And the leave can be also be split between them. For example, the mother could take six months, and then the father could take the other six. Did I also mention that the parent on leave continues to receive pay and is guaranteed their job back?
Don’t believe what media says about us. We’re protesting for rights. The right to have a good education, the right to have hospitals, schools and homes.
Our money has been stolen by our government. We are not troublemakers, we are people wanting what we need. Our own…
Ooooh. Dear Infamous BlueJay, just … add this to the list of things to eventually make. PLEASE DON’T KILL ME. Also, I will sew on all the buttons.
Franck Bohbot - Respect the Architect, 2011
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It all started with the Movimento Passe Livre (“Free Fare Movement”), with protesting against the increase of R$0,20 for tickets of public transportation. Different cities adhered to the idea, including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, and millions of people gathered in the streets to scream against the taxes.
It all started with R$0,20, but it was never just about that. It was about our high taxes and low quality public services, it was about comparing the minimum wage to the R$3,20 (or small variations, depending on the city) of the bus, it was about watching in silence this price getting bigger and bigger each year. It was about seeing vavrious problems from a distance, from schools and work, from our living rooms and from casual conversations, talking and joking about the corruption or failures in the system, rightfully angry, but doing nothing.
It did started with the Free Fare Movement, with knowing that we need to pay at least R$130 (of a R$678 minimum wage for a large number of people, or more, but also forced to afford high prices for everything else) to work weekdays in a month.
It was - and still is, because it didn’t stopped, not in São Paulo, not in other cities - a fair complaint. It was a fair complaint, and the protesters were right in being angry. They were shouting for “No violence”, and were answered by rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, concussion grenades (here called “moral effect bombs”), spankings and arrests.
The right-wing media is calling the protesters vandals and rioters (although some people broke things, it was a very small group, largely criticized by the rest), the conservative middle and upper classes are saying it’s an exaggeration. I say it’s in time. Since the dictatorship and Fernando Collor’s impeachment, Brazil’s middle class (more than 50% of the country) was caught in a lethargic state, but 2013 is trying to change that, and now we finally have a chance to rise, and fight against violence, inequality, and taxes most of the population cannot afford to pay.
Reblogging myself again. Spread the word.
Me at our annual “Ste-Dolores” lolita meet-up yesterday !
It was very fun <3
Headdress : Moi-même-moitié
Earrings : Moi-même-moitié
Choker : Moi-même-moitié
Dress : Moi-même-moitié
Cutsew : Moi-même-moitié
Handbag : Moi-même-moitié
Tights : Offbrand
Shoes : offbrand
I hope you like !
I already told you but I think you look awesome <3!
I’m feeling some eerie similarities here.
(My friend Kendall and I from Frill and the GTFO My EGL Banner)
sometimes if you vomit enough rainbow and explanation marks it does make a difference!!!!
are we going to ignore the fact that this guy
who in one incarnation was raised by a tree
cannot hold the tree pose.
I guess he forgot his roots.
did you just